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The Representatives and Senators responded to an interim final rule from the U.S. Department of Education that incorrectly interprets the equitable services provision of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) and improperly diverts federal emergency aid dollars intended for public schools to private school students—without regard to need or income.
Federal and state officials started to discuss the drawdown within hours of a federal judge’s order temporarily barring f
Suzanne Bonamici, the US House representative for Oregon, helped introduce legislation on Thursday to make all students eligible for free school meals this school year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The death of George Floyd spurred nationwide calls for police reform.
Oregon’s U.S. Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, with U.S. Reps. Earl Blumenauer and Suzanne Bonamici, formally requested July 22 that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S.
Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, who was elected to the House from the 1st District in 2012:
As first reported by OPB Sunday, the Trump administration plans to send dozens more deputy marshals to Portland to increase the number of federal forces stationed at the downtown federal court during nightly demonstrations.
Fifteen Congressional representatives on Friday demanded the immediate resignation of Chad Wolf, acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, saying he orchestrated “horrific scenes” forcefully breaking up peaceful protests in Portland.
Most Democrats in the state, including but not limited to: Portland’s mayor and city commissioners, the governor, State Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and Reps. Earl Blumenauer, Suzanne Bonamici, Kurt Schrader and Peter DeFazio,
U.S. representatives Earl Blumenauer and Suzanne Bonamici, both Democrats from Oregon, joined 13 other representatives in writing a letter demanding the immediate resignation of Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf.
The letter blames Wolf for mismanagement, inciting xenophobia, and using federal agents to disrupt lawful protests.